Jump to content



Search



Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  chuck57thSig : (30 October 2014 - 05:51 PM) Sarti07, It's Under (Va Claims And Research) Http://www.hadit.com/forums/topic/59064-Prep-For-Decision-Phaseprovisional-Rating/
@  sarti07 : (30 October 2014 - 02:43 PM) Hello, I Just Posted A Topic About Prep For Decision.. I Have No Idea Where To Find It! Lol
@  carlie : (28 October 2014 - 03:42 PM) Reelnrod - Just Pick A Topic That Corresponds To Your Stuff And Post It
@  reelnrod : (28 October 2014 - 10:11 AM) So, How Do I Post A Topic?
@  Thadine : (28 October 2014 - 08:21 AM) Irrrl
@  Thadine : (28 October 2014 - 08:18 AM) Fishing License
@  Thadine : (28 October 2014 - 08:14 AM) Thadine Quick
@  red : (27 October 2014 - 12:14 PM) Anyone Heard Any Updates On Flying Space A For 100% Disabled Vets?
@  maxwell18 : (27 October 2014 - 10:49 AM) I Did Contact My Congressman Jeff Miller, Let's See What Will Happen
@  maxwell18 : (27 October 2014 - 10:48 AM) @britton
@  Tbird : (27 October 2014 - 04:26 AM) Thank You Larry S For Your Contribution To Our Funding Campaign
@  britton : (26 October 2014 - 07:33 PM) Everyone (Veteran's) Should Recive A Memo From The Dept Of Veterans Affairs ****notification Of Medication Scheduling Change****
@  britton : (26 October 2014 - 07:24 PM) Meds That Are Consider To Be Schedule Ii Narcotic...pain Meds Like Hydrocodone Ectt Ect,,
@  britton : (26 October 2014 - 07:22 PM) As I Understand We Only Can See The Va Dr's Every 28 Days To Renew Our Prescription Meds A New Law Went Into Effect Oct 6Th 2014....i Only See Problems Problems Problems With This...grrrrr
@  maxwell18 : (26 October 2014 - 03:52 PM) This Is Maxwell18 Would The Person Who Contacted Me (Vern2) Please Contact Me Again, I Attemped To E Mail You It Returned No Reply. Thanks
@  Tbird : (26 October 2014 - 05:12 AM) Thank You Maxwell18 For Your Contribution To Our Funding Campaign.
@  Notorious Kelly : (25 October 2014 - 07:53 PM) Max- Contact Your Congressman- Dea Has Got Docs So Cowed They're Afraid To Dispense Tylenol
@  maxwell18 : (25 October 2014 - 07:10 PM) Anybody Having Problems Getting Pain Pills (Norco) Filled Us Navy Base (Nas Whiting Fld Milton Fl). Had A Prescription For 90 Norco Pills For 30 Days, 3 A Day For Pain, Got 30 For 30 Days. That Will Last Me 10 Days. Another Thing That Our Government Is Screwing With Us. I Don't Know What To Do, Don't Want To To The Va, Don't Know What They Will Either. Anybody Goy Any Ideas. 
@  Burt : (25 October 2014 - 10:28 AM) Does Anyone Else Here Wear A Don Joy Armor Knee Brace From The Va?
@  red : (24 October 2014 - 10:10 AM) Any News On Space A Flying?

Photo

Va Fl 10-04


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
No replies to this topic

#1 fanaticbooks

 
fanaticbooks

    HadIt.com Elder

  • Content Contributor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 515 posts
 

Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:26 AM

NOTE: Go to pinned topic, this forum, for index of all letters available.

Attached File  VA_Fast_Letter_10-04.pdf   63.69KB   8 downloads


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Benefits Administration

Washington, D.C. 20420



January 11, 2010



Director (00/21)

All VA Regional Offices and Centers



In Reply Refer to: 211D

Fast Letter 10-04



SUBJ: Final rule: Presumptive Service Connection for Former Prisoners of War (FPOWs)





Background



On October 8, 2008, the Under Secretary for Health advised the Secretary that ''there is at least limited/suggestive evidence that an increased risk of osteoporosis is associated with service involving detention or internment as a POW'' and recommended establishing a presumption of osteoporosis for FPOWs. The Secretary agreed that the scientific and medical data are reasonably suggestive of an association between POW experience(s) and osteoporosis.



On January 14, 2009, VA published a proposal in the Federal Register (74 FR 2016) to amend regulations at 38 CFR 3.309(2) to establish a presumption of service connection for osteoporosis for POWs who were detained or interned for at least 30 days and whose osteoporosis is at least 10 percent disabling.



Final rulemaking to amend 38 CFR 3.309(2) by adding osteoporosis to the list of diseases subject to service connection on a presumptive basis for FPOWs was published in the Federal Register on August 28, 2009, at 74 FR 44288.



This final rulemaking also amended 38 CFR 3.309(1) to implement an amendment to 38 U.S.C. 112(b)(2) under Public Law 110-389 allowing a presumption of service connection for osteoporosis when posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also diagnosed.